Chlorella is now regarded as a synonym for health food. However, do you really know about chlorella? Our "Chlorella Library" provide basic knowledge and related information about chlorella.
Chlorella algae is attracting widespread popularity today as a basic health food and it has an extremely long history. It is said that it is 4.6 billion years ago that earth came into existence, and 3.5-3.8 billion years ago that organisms first came into existence on earth. It was over 2 billion years ago during the pre-Cambrian period when eukaryotic cells, which belong to the same family as Chlorella first came into existence on earth. This is demonstrated by chlorella - like fossil excavated from a stratum from the pre-Cambrian period. From the latest gene analysis of Chlorella, it turned out that it was 540 million years ago that Chlorella and Chlamydomonas diverged from a common ancestor. Since then, chlorella has survived every convulsion of nature in the long history, and remained unchanged until today.
Why could chlorella in the long history survived every convulsion of nature and remain unchanged until today?
The first reason is that chlorella is so small with 3 to 8 micrometers in diameter, and also covered by tough outer cell wall protecting in the internal organs from environmental changes outside. The second reason is that it has rapid reproductive ability. There are two ways in reproduction of creatures, one is sexual reproduction and other is asexual reproduction. Chorella is asexual reproducible plant. It divides four times every 20-24 hours. One cell reproduces 4 new cells the next day, and 16 cells the day after... Chlorella has kept reproducing since over 2 billion years ago.
Chlorella Widely Watched as a Saviour of Food ShortagesIt was only 100 years ago from now, the end of 19 century, when human beings discovered live chlorella. Chlorella was first discovered by a Dutch microbiologist, Dr. Bilink. At that time, chlorella was named after "chlor" which means green and "ella" which means a small thing. At the very end of the 1930s, Dr. Lidner in Germany reported that chlorella contains a volume of protein of good quality, and it caused a sensation in the world. Then many researches on chlorella were performed in the world under an idea that chlorella could be useful as future food source
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Cell Walls Inhibit Digestion and Absorption of Nutrients
Covered by the tough cell wall, chlorella has kept its delicate life form at the micro level for 540 million years. We can receive the benefit of the abundant nutrients of chlorella now because of not only its highly proliferation potency but also the firm cell wall.The cell wall of chlorella is mainly made of cellulose. However, human body doesn't have "enzyme cellulase" that can digest cellulose.
Therefore, approaching chlorella from health food field, the tough cell wall of chlorella spirulina is nothing more or less than a fatal barrier that block digestion and absorption when taken into human body. Pulverized cell wall technology that improved the digestibility. Our proprietary technology of pulverize chlorella's cell wall has achieved a dramatic improvement in digestibility. This cell wall pulverization technology is proprietary, an ideal physical method in accordance with the natural law, not using any chemicals
The technology applies the DYNO-MILL used for manufacturing of powdered milk in Europe and America. When chlorella vulgaris is rotated by the DYNO-MILL at high speed, a vertical interval of atmospheric pressure arises inside the mill. This pressure difference enables to pulverize almost 95% of cell wall which firmly covers chlorella.
Compared with the difference in digestibility between the chlorella manufactured by the existing methods (a method that cracks the cell wall by heat so-called the branching method, or a method that dissolves fibers by enzyme) and the pulverized cell wall chlorella, the digestibility of the pulverized cell wall chlorella improves dramatically.
Various factors can be thought to damage human health. However, the loss of nutritional balance caused from unbalanced diet, lack of exercise, and dioxin and pesticide residues are major factors of sickness in today. Because of them, the body functionality (homeostatic retentivity, active force and natural healing power) decrease, and various symptoms will appear. Even if symptomatic treatment improves the symptom, it will recur if fundamental factor of the disease is not solved. chlorella makes up for nutrients, and C.G.F. (Chlorella Growth Factor) contained only in chlorella pyrenoidosacomprehensively works to maintain our natural-born health.